Education nonprofit Big Thought and Fossil partner in Works of Heart [Courtesy photo]
Big Thought, a Dallas-based impact education nonprofit and accessories retail giant Fossil Group are hosting the community arts event Works of Heart on Feb. 9 at Fossil’s headquarters in Richardson.
The organizations have co-hosted the fundraiser benefiting Big Thought since 2011.
“This fundraiser is a great example of a leading corporation investing in our youth consistently, creatively and with heart,” Byron Sanders, president and chief executive officer for Big Thought, said in a statement. “Our organizations have been aligned from day one on the need to equip young people with the skills and confidence they need to become creators, charting their own futures so that they are well prepared for the 21st century workforce. We hope to see another strong community turn out for the event.”
The event originally was envisioned by a Fossil employee who was on a mission to use their creativity as a force for good in the world. It quickly became an employee art auction that’s become a flagship event.
Auction features art from Fossil employees and Big Thought youth
The auction features artwork from Fossil Group teammates and youth participating in Big Thought programs including paintings, photography, sculptures, and mixed media pieces that will be auctioned in person at the event and via online bids.
All artwork bought online will need to be picked-up in person at Fossil in Richardson or Big Thought’s headquarters in Dallas.
Big Thought seeks to close the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. Its focuses on driving long-term outcomes and its programs reach roughly 125,000 youths in the Dallas-Fort Worth region annually.
Accessories giant Fossil Group has a portfolio of world-class brands creating watches, wearables powered by Google, one-of-a-kind handbags, jewelry, and small leather goods.
The Fossil Foundation supports partners that put young people in charge of their own future so that they can create change for themselves, their families, and communities.
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